Monday, December 20, 2010


December came and went so fast!
We had lots of fun doing the ADVENT-ture of Christmas.

We also talked alot about the true meaning of Christmas and tried to remain diligent in sharing why we do the things we do at Christmas. We like to point our rituals and traditions to Jes
us. This is our annual get on the roof picture! We did it this year with friends. There was so spiritual significance to getting on the roof, its just what we've been doing for 8 years!

We enjoyed time with friends and family! Especially with cousins from out of state and with uncle Matt from California. Em FINALLY beat Uncle Matt in our annual Monopoly game!

The girls sang beautifully at their Christmas concert. And Tatortot was ecstatic to get a new bike! He sure can travel by bike alot faster now! DJ was just as ecstatic to get a skateboard!

Below are other pics taken throughout December.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas at the Strickland home

Our home is gradually becoming more festive for the holidays. It's been a little hard to be cheerful and excited like I usually am this time of year due to a sudden death of a friend. In an effort to move forward we are pushing through and continuing on with our normal traditions.

Someone snuck this strand of lights into our home. They are sensored so when we set them off for the first time we were surprised!! Since they go off often, we put them on our front door. Sure is fun to catch guests off guard with lights and music!

Next is our tree and fireplace. The girls pretty much set up the tree this year. So thankful for beautiful creative festive daughters!!

Walked past this the other day and had to take a picture. Yes Buzz and dinosaurs can worship baby Jesus at the stable!

Hopefully I can find the time to post more about ADVENT and what Christmas means to us.